Day: January 22, 2019

The Scent of God: A powerful love story with political undertones

Editor | Fiction In an elite all-boys’ boarding school run by a Hindu monastic order in late-twentieth century India, things aren’t what they look like on the surface… Anirvan, a young student, is fascinated by the music and silence of spiritual life. He dreams of becoming a monk. But as he seeks his dream, he

Books For You | Bhagwaan Ke Pakwaan: Food of the Gods

Editor | Non-fiction The rice beer bellies of a Christian village in Meghalaya; food fed to departed Zoroastrian souls; a Kolkata-based Jewish community in decline; Tibetan monks who first serve Preta, the hungry ghost; and fifty-six-course feasts of the Jagannath temple-these are the stories in Bhagwan Ke Pakwaan (or, food of the gods), a cookbook-cum-travelogue

Kaifiyat: A bunch of Kaifi Azmi’s most exquisite poems

Editor | Poetry Rakhshanda Jalil’s Kaifiyat is a stunning new translation of Kaifi Azmi’s most exquisite poems that also contain insightful trivia about his life and legacy. Kaifi Azmi’s literary legacy remains a bright star in the firmament of Urdu poetry. His poetic temperament—ranging from timeless lyrics in films like Kagaz Ke Phool to soaring

Books For You | Flowers On The Path of Sadhguru  

Editor | Non-fiction Sadhguru is a spiritual master with a difference. Life may be full of challenges, but his teachings remind us that the spiritual path to living a life of enlightenment is laden with fragrant flowers-quiet and unassuming but ever-present and impossible to overlook. Flowers On The Path is a probing, passionate and provocative